360° Coverage : The iPad Mini Has A Muted Debut

1 Updates
The iPad Mini Has A Muted Debut
Photo Credit: Getty Images

The iPad Mini Has A Muted Debut

Nov 2 2012, 6:33pm CDT | by

That's a first

  The newest addition to the iPad family made its debut with what is arguably the lightest amount of fanfare in iPad history. And it wasn't just because of Hurricane Sandy dominating the news. In...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

The iPad Mini Has A Muted Debut

Nov 2 2012, 6:33pm CDT | by

That's a first

 

The newest addition to the iPad family made its debut with what is arguably the lightest amount of fanfare in iPad history. And it wasn't just because of Hurricane Sandy dominating the news. In fact, storm-ravaged New York City was one of the few places where large crowds lined up.

The storm is actually touted by some as a way to draw consumers into lines at Apple Stores along the East Coast. Without power and no need to go to work for hundreds of thousands of people, it was easy to run down to the local Apple Store to grab the tablet.

In New York, though, customers had to wait an extra two hours as Apple Stores did not open until 10:00 AM instead of the scheduled 8:00 AM.

The biggest issue that the iPad mini faces is that it actually has formidable competition. When it comes to small, 7-inch tablets, there are some very strong players in the market including Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.

Those devices sell for $200, while the iPad mini is a whopping $320, a 60% premium. The iPad is able to sell so well because it dominates the full-size tablet market.

And think about it - for just $80 more, you can get an iPad. If you're willing to spend $320, you may as well splurge just a bit more to get a "real iPad."

So the iPad mini's place in this industry remains an unanswered question. It may end up being a rare non-success for Apple.

via Reuters

 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
With more than 10 years as a professional writer, Mark Raby has an undeniable pulse on the latest trends. From the quiet rumors to the breaking news of the day, his eagle eye is always focused on the newest scoop and figuring out how and why the big newsmakers are noteworthy and relevant. He is based in New York City.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple Releases Updated Versions of 13-Inch and 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros
Apple Releases Updated Versions of 13-Inch and 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros
Apple provides the new laptops with the speedier Intel Haswell processors, while doubling the RAM for all the 15-inch variants and the basic version of the 13-inch device
 
 
Apple Reportedly Purchasing Radio App Swell for $30 Million
Apple Reportedly Purchasing Radio App Swell for $30 Million
Apple is looking to apply Swell’s technology for enhancing the features of its highly criticized Podcast app significantly.
 
 
Green spaces impact birth weight positively
London, July 29 (IANS) Where expecting mothers live can also have a bearing on the birth weight of their babies as researchers have found that mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights.
 
 
What makes you a pessimist?
London, July 29 (IANS) Cannot see thing turning out to be all right? A hyperactive habenula, half the size of a pea in the brain that tracks predictions about negative events, could be the key, a study suggests.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. The gold went to Papua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
EU to impose more restrictive measures against Russia
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed a package of "significant" additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia, the European Council said in a statement...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Medals tally at Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Australia are leading the medals tally with 33 gold, 28 silver and 37 bronze on the fifth day of the 20th Commonwealth Games. India are now sixth with a tally of 35 medals, including 10 gold,...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Chris Brown's neighbour threatens to shoot him
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Chris Brown's neighbour has threatened to kill him if the singer will try to step onto his property. The pop star's new neighbour at the 8,000 square foot house in Agoura here has tried to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Shooters, wrestlers inspire India's medal rush in Commonwealth Games (Roundup)
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Shooters and wrestlers put on a stunning show as India grabbed nine medals, including three gold medals, in what was their best show so far in the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. Sushil...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Boxer Sarita in quarters, Manoj ousted
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian pugilist won L. Sarita Devi won her women's 57-60 kg opening bout to proceed to the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. However, it was the end of the road for men's 64...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Sushil leads India's gold rush win wrestling (Wrestling Roundup)
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals on offer here Tuesday. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow attend screening
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin seemed ''really happy'' at a movie screening on Monday night (07.28.14). The 41-year-old 'Iron Man' actress and the Coldplay frontman, who have two children, Apple, 10, and Moses, nine,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Tony Bennett designed Lady Gaga's new tattoo
Tony Bennett designed Lady Gaga's new tattoo. The 'Poker Face' hitmaker, who is gearing up to release a jazz album, 'Cheek to Cheek,' with the legendary singer, 87, in September, recently had a special trumpet inked on...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
James Garner died of a massive heart attack
James Garner's death certificate has revealed he died of a massive heart attack. The 86-year-old legendary actor passed away at his home in Los Angeles on July 19 from acute myocardial infarction. The legal document...
Read more on Celebrity Balla